CBRE launches first UK property industry apprenticeship

Launching the first properly industry apprenticeship

Launching the first properly industry apprenticeship

Global commercial real estate services firm CBRE has launched a new apprenticeship scheme, it has been reported. It will hire ten people to study to become fully qualified chartered surveyors.

The CBRE apprenticeship will last for six years, leading towards an NVQ and BTEC in surveying. After two years at CBRE, apprentices will begin an undergraduate course, studying at university once a week for a BSc in Real Estate. Apprentices will then take the APC and will become a member of the RICS, the world’s leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property and construction.

CBRE’s graduate scheme will remain in place, with graduates being on hand to mentor the apprentices throughout their study.

Ciaran Bird, UK Managing Director, CBRE, said: “I started in the industry at 16, and I’m very passionate about offering young people the kind of opportunities that I have had. We are always looking to attract talented people into CBRE and this apprenticeship programme will provide an alternative route into our profession to aspiring, career-orientated individuals, irrespective of their background. We also hope that this scheme will bring further diversity to our industry and that we can lead the way in opening up career opportunities within the property sector by offering a unique chance to learn and develop skills in a global firm.”